May 1 – 10

Day One: Pack your boots and your Stetsons all you cowboys and cowgirls and get ready to head west! We’ll saddle up this morning (or at least board our late model luxury Prevost motorcoach) as we head out – we’ll consider this a modern day version of a stagecoach with a safe and experienced driver. Today we’ll travel south through Georgia & Alabama with meal and rest stops along the way. Early this evening we’ll arrive in Hattiesburg, Mississippi – our home for tonight.

Day Two: This will be a special day on the tour…we’ll continue south into Louisiana where we head west on I-12. We’ll make a stop at the state capitol building in Baton Rouge to see where governor Huey P Long was shot and visit the observation deck for a grand view of the city and the Mississippi delta. Our next stop is just past Lafayette at Scott, Louisiana. Here we’ll enjoy a tour of the Martin Accordian Company where they hand make those unique “squeezeboxes” or diatonic accordians. Joel Martin and the family band will treat us to a concert featuring Cajun, Country, Gospel & Zydeco music! Later this afternoon we’ll continue west on I-10 and cross the state line into the great state of Texas. Our home tonight will be in Orange, Texas – just south of Beaumont.

Day Three: Today we continue west by way of Beaumont and Houston, making sightseeing stops along the way. Mid afternoon finds us arriving in the bustling city of San Antonio – our home for the next two nights. We’ll check into our hotel – situated along the famous Riverwalk and have a light dinner. This evening we’ll enjoy a boat cruise on the river.

Day Four: San Antonio is one of the most beautiful and historic cities in America. It’s a growing city – now the seventh largest in the United States. It has a rich and colorful history, having been under six flags: France, Spain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America and the United States. Nothing says Texas like the Alamo and that’s our first stop this morning where we’ll tour the famous fort where David Crockett, Colonel James Bowie, Colonel Willaim Travis and 186 other brave Americans gave their lives defending the fort from General Santa Anna and his 5000 Mexican troops. While here we’ll enjoy the stirring film “Alamo – the Price of Freedom” in the Imax Theater. We’ll also visit the Japanese Tea Gardens, Mission San Juan and other historic sites today. Later this afternoon we’ll return to our hotel for some “free time” to enjoy all the shops and restaurants along the Riverwalk. A light dinner will be offered at the hotel this evening.

Day Five: This morning we depart San Antonio and travel north to Austin – the capitol city of Texas. Here we’ll tour the state capitol building and see other sites in the city. This afternoon we travel over to College Station, Texas for a visit to the George H W Bush presidential library and museum. Departing College Station, we travel through the hill country of east Texas – early this evening, we arrive in Waco – our home for the next two nights.

Day Six: This is our “Fixer Upper” day in Waco! If you’ve see the show on HG TV, then you know who and what we are talking about. Chip & Joanna Gaines of Waco are the stars of the show and we’ll visit all their favorite places with our local step on guide (who just happened to be featured on the show) including: Magnolia Market Silos (featuring great shops a bakery and much more),Harp Designs, JDH Designs (home of the intricate metal sign creations), Common Grounds coffee shop, Magnolia Table (for an included lunch) and Torchy’s Tacos (for an included dinner). Our driving tour will include seeing Chip & Joanna’s home, the home of President George W. Bush (in nearby Crawford, Texas), Baylor University and much much more!

Day Seven: Today we’ll enjoy two additional highlights in Waco….the Texas Rangers Musuem (where we see the film “Story of the Texas Rangers”) and your choice of visiting the Dr. Pepper Museum or Joanna Gaines new Magnolia Market Store. Waco is situated on the banks of the Brazos River, so we’ll make a photo stop at the Waco Suspension Bridge before departing. Mid afternoon we’ll arrive in the bustling city of Fort Worth for a visit to the famous stockyards. Here is the statue of Bill Pickett – “The First Bulldoger”. Late this afternoon we’ll check into our Dallas area hotel. This evening, put on those cowboy boots and get ready for a good meal and a good time at the Mesquite Rodeo!

Day Eight: On Nov. 22, 1963 one of the most tragic events in our nation’s history took place in Dallas when president John F. Kennedy was assassinated. This morning we’ll visit Dealy Plaza, see the memorial to president Kennedy and the sixth floor book depository where the shot rang out. Our final stop will be Pioneer Plaza to see the “larger than life” cattle drive. Late morning we’ll depart Dallas and head northeast to Texarkana – a trading and shopping hub for the four stare area of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. From here, we continue northeast on I-30, by way of Hope, Arkansas – the home of former president Bill Clinton and on to Little Rock for overnite.

Day Nine: Our first stop this morning will be a the Arkansas State Capitol Building in Little Rock for a guided tour…then we drive by the Govenor’s Mansion before heading east on I-40, crossing the mighty Mississippi River into the “Volunteer State” of Tennessee – traveling by way of Memphis and Jackson to Nashville – our home for tonight. We’ll enjoy a late lunch today (included) at Brooks Shaw Old Country Store in Jackson and then have time to enjoy some of the sights in Nashville this evening!

Day Ten: It’s time to “head east” for home today, but what a tour this has been! It’s hard to believe the miles we’ve traveled, the places we’ve been and the sights we’ve seen in the past ten days. We’ll have memories to last a lifetime! We have a special “farewell lunch” planned for today as we travel home. We arrive home early this evening, just in time to pack away our cowboy boots and Stetsons….that is, until it’s time to plan another great adventure with Legacy Tours!

Tour Includes: A hot breakfast at the hotel each morning, several other lunch and dinner meals and of course at least one or two picnics!

Price Per Person: $1479 Double  |  $1443 Triple  |  $1425 Quad  |  $2019 Single